2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, Generic Four Year Track, B.S.

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Admission Requirements for BSN
Admission to the Upper Division of Nursing

All applicants are reminded that completion of pre-nursing requirements does not automatically ensure admission to the upper division.

Admission Criteria to Pre-Nursing:

  • Overall GPA of 2.8 or higher. Having a GPA below 2.8 will not prevent a student from declaring pre-nursing in a future term, but the student must first raise his or her GPA to at least 2.8 before being eligible to declare pre-nursing as a major.

Admission Criteria to Upper Division:

  • Submission of completed application to Nursing Department
  • Successful completion of all required prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better.
  • Overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and a Math/Science GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  • A passing score on the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam.
  • Required health screens and immunizations.
  • Clear criminal background check and drug screens.
  • Submission of writing sample.
  • Interview with the Admission, Progression, and Retention Committee.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements: Minimum of 38 credits in the core curriculum required of all students. Students who enter as first-time freshmen must take an entering freshman and rising junior assessment to complete core requirements.

Program Admission Requirements: See Admission Requirements above.

Other Major Requirements: Grade of C or higher in upper division courses.

Graduation Requirements: All graduating seniors are required to complete the Graduating Senior Assessment after completing 90 or more semester hours (including credit by examination), but not later than the graduation semester.

University College Core Curriculum: 39 Credits

Transitional Studies - University Studies: 2 Credits

UNIV 101 -UNIV 102  required for all first time students; UNIV 110  required for transfer students with fewer than 30 transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived. UNIV 111  may be required based on academic performance.

Select one option from the following:

Communication Skills - Written Communication: 3 Credits

Communication Skills - Oral Communication: 3 Credits

Select one from the following:

Information Literacy: 3 Credits

Reasoning Skills - Critical Thinking: 3 Credits

Not required for students with 60+ transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived.

Reasoning Skills - Quantitative Reasoning: 3 Credits

MATH 121  may be required based on profile scores. Some core courses require a one-hour lab.

Scientific Literacy - Natural Sciences: 8 Credits

At least one natural science class must include a lab. Some majors require two lab sciences, increasing requirement to 8 credits.

Scientific Literacy - Social Sciences: 3 Credits

Ethics and Civic Engagement: 3 Credits

Not required for students with 60+ transfer credits. Students do not earn credit if requirement is waived.

Program Requirements: 88 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 127

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